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Kent/Akron Association of School Psychologists (KAASP)

 
Mission Statement:
KAASP is committed to promoting the professional growth of school psychologists by sharing ideas, methods, and current research and practices in the area of school psychology and other related fields. This association will also acknowledge its affiliation with and support of the Ohio School Psychologists Association and the National Association of School Psychologists by promoting membership and participation in said organizations.
   
Newsletter and Publications:
 Coming soon
   
Membership Form (Updated 2021):
 
 Click here  
2021-22 Meeting Schedule:

12/15/21 KAASP Presentation: Developing Multicultural Competencies” by Dr. John E. Queener, Jr. [Zoom Presentation]

KAASP's next presentation—"Developing Multicultural Competencies” by Dr. John E. Queener, Jr. The presentation will take place virtually on Wednesday, December 15th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. A Zoom link will be provided following registration.

KAASP will continue taking membership dues for the 2021-2022 school year (see attached for 2021-22 membership form). This presentation is FREE for KAASP members and $10 for non-members. To register for KAASP membership online go here: https://forms.gle/tqj6U9SL4FFbeuKW8

To register for this presentation online, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/bxwu3HBHjHgrqCS19

 See the FLYER.

 

 
Ohio Counties Served:

Summit, Stark, Portage, Medina, Wayne, Mahoning, and Columbiana

   
Current President :

Franklin Ziccardi

Email: franklinziccardi@gmail.com

   
Past President:

 Kathleen Klamut     

Email: kmurphyk@apslearns.org      

   
President-Elect:

Breanna Livingston

blivings@apslearns.org

   
Secretary:

Valerie Wynn

Summit Educational Service Center

Email: valerieg@summitesc.org

   
Treasurer:

Kathy Soudry

Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

Email: cf_soudry@cfalls.org

   
OSPA Representatives:

Dr. Elisabeth [Beth] Goodman

Email: bethg@summitesc.org

 Lillian Vardon

Email: lvardon@apslearns.org

   
Membership Chair:

Caroline Davis

Email: cdavis2@apslearns.org

   
Public Relations Chair:

Mandy Novotny

Email: anovotny@apslearns.org

 

Current Membership:
 
   
Number of OSPA Executive Board Members:
2
   
Usual Meeting Locations:

American Red Cross of Summit and Portage Counties, Akron, OH

St. George's Fellowship Center, Akron, OH

Summit County ESC, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

   
Contact for Meeting Information:

Valerie Wynn, KAASP Secretary

Email: valerieg@summitesc.org

   
Additional Information:
KAASP is not only committed to accomplishing its stated mission but to enhance it by actively pursuing collaborative relationships with other organizations and agencies whose purposes are similar to KAASP in meeting the mental health needs of children.
   
"Celebrities" or Special Stories:

Our 2002-2003 KAASP Awards were presented to:

Mr. Donald J. Saracusa, Mr. Brian Hill, Patrick McGown, Robert Kubick Jr., and Aimee Kirsch for Best Practices

Patrick McGown for our School Psychologist of the Year

Recent OSPA Award winners in our region include:

Keith Mesmer, Ed.S., winner of the Pete Gross Best Practices award in Spring 2016

 Amanda Tandy, Ed.S., winner of the Pete Gross Best Practices award in Spring 2015

Katherine Bobak Lavik, M.Ed., winner of the Early Career award in Fall 2013

 Kelly Kreitz, Ed.S., winner of the first ever Early Career award in Spring 2013

 Jeffery York, winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2012

 Robert J. Kubick, Ph.D., winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2011

 Paula Tucker and Maria Kraus, winners of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2007

 Don Saracusa, winner of the Ohio School Psychologist of the Year award in 2006

 Bonnie Horovitz, winner of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2005

 Donald Saracusa, Brian Hill, Patrick McGown, Robert Kubick, & Aimee Kirsch, winners of the Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2005

Janet Brunecz winner of the OSPA School Psychologist of the Year award in 2002

 Aimee Kirsch and Jeff York, winners of OSPA Pete Gross Best Practice Awards during 2002

 Elizabeth Bard, Ph.D., winner of the Clyde V. Bartlett Distinguished Service Award in 2001

 Jane Groh winner of the Pete Gross Best Practice Award in 2001

 
Special Activities :

Resources from the Overview of Evidence-Based Writing Assessment and Intervention presentation (6/2017):

Resources from the Math Intervention presentation:

 

Information from the WJ-IV presentation:

 

KTEA-3, 8/29/2014  Handout

 

WISC-V on Q-Interactive, 8/29/2014 Handout

 

Enhancing the Education of Student with Higher Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder - Dr. Frank Sansosti, 4/15/10
(Handout)

The Neuropsychology of Emotional Disturbance - Dr. Steven Feifer, 3/20/2009
(Handout)  

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder presentation- Dr. Steven Jewell, 3/3/08
(Handout)

Handouts from the 1/11/08 KAASP meeting, all documents are in PDF format:

Attention Deficit Disorder: Diagnosis and Mangagement in Primary Care - Dr. Tim Brown, PharmD
(Handout)

Kids and Antidepressants: Do They Play Nice Together? - Dr. Tim Brown, PharmD
(Handout)

 Handouts from the KAASP/CASP Response To Intervention (RTI) presentation (9/22/06), all documents are in PDF format:

 RTI Overview - Dr. Cathy Telzrow (Handout)

A Paradigm for Improving Performance for All Learners and Identifying Students with SLD - Dr. Telzrow
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

RTI: Selected References - Dr. Telzrow
(Handout)

The District Perspective - Sharon Humphrey
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

Practical Applications - A School Psychologist’s role in a District-Wide Response to Intervention Initiative - Dana Marolt
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

Building Wide Support for Successful RTI - Bobbi Ingraham
(Full Presentation) (Print Friendly Version)

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